Anonymous said: I have a question regarding the submission about d*kes and male privilege. I used to identify as a dyke, and now identify as genderqueer, and in both instances, I've been informed that I have male/male-passing/masculine privilege. I didn't want to refute this, because I'm concerned that would be an example of exercising that privilege and mansplaining, etc. But that submission seemed to suggest that that sort of idea was nonsense. Do you mods or other followers have any input on this?
telling a someone who identifies as a women she has male privilege because of the way she dresses. or acts, or displays her gender in any way, is bullshit. but i’m not pretending to be an expert on gender, and gender expression vis-a-vis oppression. Perhaps the followers would be better at explaining this? Or linking to someone who could better answer your question.
Just … I’m not really believing the whole “some women have male privilege” shit, from what I can tell, it usually ends up transphobic, transmisogynistic, cissexist, lesbophobic, homophobic, biphobic, and a bunch of other shit.
This anon’s ask is such a prime example of why more and more I hate what the conversation about Privilege has turned into. Privilege is a very real thing and people need to be aware of their own privileges in order to be part of a nuanced conversation and play an active role in breaking down the establishment of oppression and build a more equal society.
What Privilege is not is a “Get out of an argument free” card. It is not something someone can just toss on another person, find some weak justification for why they have privilege and then dismiss anything they have to say after that as being exercising that privilege. I get so sick of seeing marginalized queer identities tossing privilege arguments back and forth at each other without a trace of intersectional awareness. Saying that a genderqueer AFAB has male privilege is like saying that a trans woman who can live stealth has cis privilege. Just stop it.
I throw side eyes at any position where any and all counterpoints are then used as examples of why it is right. If you’re not open to respectful debate about your opinions and ideas then how can you truly say they actually have merit? Instead it sounds like when conspiracy theorists use legit explanations as proof that there’s a coverup and the conspiracy is thus real. ”Chemtrails exist!” “My cousin works for the airline, that’s not what that is.” “Your cousin must be in on it! And they lied to you, so clearly they’re hiding something!”
sometimes the ones we love the hurt the most are the closest the ones that we love the least the most love hurt sometimes
When I find out a cute boy isn’t gay
are the straights and the whites gonna get the definition of “throwing shade” right or….
Ooh are you shading me hunty?
overly photoshopped adam sandler on the cover of click
my entire social life is like when you knowingly do a problem wrong on a math test in order to get partial credit
Only farmers understand these farmer meme
i dont get can someone please explain this to me wjat is a head tomato
looks like we’ve got ourselves a city slicker